Spying for the famous Pinkerton Detectives suits Laurel Bartlett's adventurous nature. During the Civil War Laurel used her charm and cleverness to penetrate Confederate lines and bring back military intelligence for the union army. Now the war has ended, but is cast a long shadow onto Laurel's future happiness and that of Ridge Granger, the handsome former Confederate cavalryman she met on her last Pinkerton assignment.
After a disastrous visit to Ridge Granger's Virginia home, Laurel head west, convinced that a former Confederate soldier and a Yankee woman have no future together. Besides, he and his former fiance seem to be rekindling their relationship.
A new detective job involved with the building of the transcontinental railroad takes Laurel to California, far from Ridge. Yet she can't put him out of her mind, even when her life's in danger as she hunts for a murder witness.
At the same time, Laurel's double life haunts her. Should she tell Ridge the truth--that she's not the newspaper reporter he thinks she is? More important, does her secretive work honor God? As her faith grows, so do her doubts.
Yesterday's Shadows is the second of the Pinkerton Lady Chronicles.
Lee Roddy is a veteran author with many novels for children and adults to his credit. He combined his love of history and writing in the historically accurate Pinkerton Lady Chronicles. He and his wife make their home in California.